Article courtesy of Conservative Review, written by Daniel Horowitz.
As the race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz becomes more acrimonious, many people are naturally attracted to a fresh alternative. John Kasich has the benefit of being so irrelevant he can’t even win a congressional district, much less a full state. And precisely because he’s been so irrelevant, few have bothered to expose his true record.
As we are learning throughout this primary season, the Republican Party is divided and diverse. But the common denominator between all Republicans is that they want to move in a new direction, far away from the Obama agenda. What is clear about John Kasich is that far from being a fresh alternative, he is the embodiment of what is fueling everyone’s anger.
If you collected the worst common denominator of every liberal or establishment Republican in Washington over the past five years, that mold would look a lot like John Kasich.
Here are the top 17 times Gov. Kasich’s left-wing tendencies on the most critical issues of our time have been on display:
1. Obamacare: In 2013, Kasich ordered fellow state Republicans who enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of the Ohio legislature to implement Medicaid expansion. When they balked and defunded Medicaid expansion, Kasich pulled an Obama-style move and implemented his signature legislation via executive action. But don’t remind him that he campaigned in 2010 against Medicaid expansion, predicting that it would “stick states with large and unsustainable costs.” His original premonition was correct, as Ohio became the most Medicaid dependent state in the Midwest, with over 25 percent of the population on the federal program. Kasich's projected Medicaid enrollment was 447,000 residents; the real number is 661,725 and his Obamacare expansion is projected to cost 27.5 billion by June 2020.
Last cycle, Republicans nominated the one man to concoct Obamacare before Obama did. This time, we have a spoiler running who harnessed Obama’s tactics to expand Obamacare in a GOP-controlled state.